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12 Olympic athletes who want to save the planet

By: Julie Knapp on Feb. 4, 2010, 5:31 a.m.
Shannon Bahrke, Women’s Freestyle Skiing


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Shannon Bahrke, freestyle skiing

One of the most accomplished U.S. Ski Team athletes, Bahrke is set to ski moguls in her third Olympic Games in Vancouver. Off the slopes, she is the cofounder of Silver Bean Coffee Co, selling six sustainable blends, most of which are 100 percent organic and fair trade. Plus, a portion of the price for every pound sold is given back to the farmers and their families.